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CaptainKim
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« on: November 23, 2019, 09:58:12 AM »

Hey, does anybody know of a source for decent looking gray pants? I’m looking for something as similar as possible to the USAF style pants (no pleats, no cuffs, poly-wool blend preferred, but poly-cotton also acceptable) as possible, but in a similar color to the gray shoulder marks.


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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2019, 12:53:52 PM »

There are so many different manufacturers that it's often tough to pin down a particular style and color, and fit, that works for everybody.

Take one of the shoulder marks with you to your favorite clothing store and check them out. That is literally the only way that has worked for me.

And strangely enough I have had far better luck finding gray slacks that fit at Goodwill than at a regular retail store. Weird, right?
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2019, 01:27:38 PM »

There are so many different manufacturers that it's often tough to pin down a particular style and color, and fit, that works for everybody.

Take one of the shoulder marks with you to your favorite clothing store and check them out. That is literally the only way that has worked for me.

And strangely enough I have had far better luck finding gray slacks that fit at Goodwill than at a regular retail store. Weird, right?



Plus you can hum Macklemore while you look through the gray trouser selection...

"I'm gonna pop some tags... Only got twenty dollars in my pocket!!!
I'm, I'm, I'm hunting, looking for a come up
This Is C - A - Peeeeeeee"

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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2019, 08:03:45 PM »

I'm wearing a wool blend dress pant, yet most of much squadron members wear cargo type. It varies all over the place, and a dozen different shades of gray. LOL
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2019, 08:10:50 PM »

I'm wearing a wool blend dress pant, yet most of much squadron members wear cargo type. It varies all over the place, and a dozen different shades of gray. LOL

Tactical pants are only authorized with the golf shirt.

Dress slacks must be worn with the aviator shirt and are an option with the golf shirt.
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2019, 08:43:55 PM »

I used to get mine at Sears - a brand called Flex-Slax. The latest ones I bought are Haggars, from I don't know where.
As for color, go for something a bit darker than the shoulder marks. I believe Haggar actually has a Medium Grey shade.
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2019, 10:11:39 PM »

I'm wearing a wool blend dress pant, yet most of much squadron members wear cargo type. It varies all over the place, and a dozen different shades of gray. LOL

Tactical pants are only authorized with the golf shirt.

Dress slacks must be worn with the aviator shirt and are an option with the golf shirt.

Yes, of course. I scanned the OP too quickly and missed the word "Aviator". I should always stay away from uniform discussions. Seems like I've said that before. LOL
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2019, 11:00:55 PM »

For what it’s worth, these are the ones I use and they’re professional looking and comfortable.

Haggar Men's Cool 18 Hidden Expandable-Waist Plain-Front Pant

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00COK3JCA


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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2019, 01:31:49 AM »

For what it’s worth, these are the ones I use and they’re professional looking and comfortable.

Haggar Men's Cool 18 Hidden Expandable-Waist Plain-Front Pant

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00COK3JCA


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Yep, them's the ones. Look good, feel good.
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2019, 01:33:50 AM »

For what it’s worth, these are the ones I use and they’re professional looking and comfortable.

Haggar Men's Cool 18 Hidden Expandable-Waist Plain-Front Pant

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00COK3JCA


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Yep, them's the ones. Look good, feel good.

They look good, but it seems they don’t have them in the size I need (42 x 34). Any alternatives?


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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2019, 01:34:15 AM »

For what it’s worth, these are the ones I use and they’re professional looking and comfortable.

Haggar Men's Cool 18 Hidden Expandable-Waist Plain-Front Pant

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00COK3JCA


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And they are not stocked in my size. Oh well, thanks for the link!
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2019, 03:51:59 AM »

There are over 2000 returns to "gray dress slacks" on Amazon, likely they have something to fit in your price range.
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2019, 05:11:03 PM »

You might be able to get a pair from an online retailer that sells security uniforms or if you have a uniform store in your area.
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2019, 05:32:37 PM »

You might be able to get a pair from an online retailer that sells security uniforms or if you have a uniform store in your area.

Why pay that much? The most I ever paid for a pair of CAP gray slacks was about $20. Like Eclipse said, there are about 2000 hits on Amazon alone. Add in Walmart, Target, Kohl's, the local S-mart, and you have more choices than you really need.

And yes, they're all "CAP compliant". They're gray....
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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2019, 06:01:02 PM »

I've gotten the from Galls and QM Uniforms for about $25 - incl shipping. I've found they make the legs bigger and less tapered than the big box stores or scAmazon.

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« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2019, 07:03:22 PM »

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Add in Walmart, Target, Kohl's, the local S-mart, and you have more choices than you really need.

Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.

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« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2019, 07:18:07 PM »

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Add in Walmart, Target, Kohl's, the local S-mart, and you have more choices than you really need.

Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.
Never heard of S-Mart. Must an eastern thing.
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« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2019, 07:34:23 PM »

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Add in Walmart, Target, Kohl's, the local S-mart, and you have more choices than you really need.

Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.

Swing through Housewares, say hi to Ash...
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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2019, 07:56:35 PM »

Swing through Housewares, say hi to Ash...

I'll stop in sporting goods first. Pick up a boom stick.
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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2019, 08:20:47 PM »

A couple of you got it...why am I not shocked that Nin got it first?
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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2019, 09:03:53 PM »

A couple of you got it...why am I not shocked that Nin got it first?

Cuz I'm not some prehistoric screwhead?
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« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2019, 09:14:51 PM »

A couple of you got it...why am I not shocked that Nin got it first?

Cuz I'm not some prehistoric screwhead?

Like porridge, you're just right. Not Crypt Keeper old, and not baby not-Yoda young....middle age knows all the good stuff.
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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2019, 08:08:45 AM »

A couple of you got it...why am I not shocked that Nin got it first?

Cuz I'm not some prehistoric screwhead?

Like porridge, you're just right. Not Crypt Keeper old, and not baby not-Yoda young....middle age knows all the good stuff.


Good... bad... he's the one with the gun.
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« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2019, 02:34:24 PM »

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Add in Walmart, Target, Kohl's, the local S-mart, and you have more choices than you really need.

Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.

Awesome!!
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« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2019, 08:05:30 PM »

For what it’s worth, these are the ones I use and they’re professional looking and comfortable.

Haggar Men's Cool 18 Hidden Expandable-Waist Plain-Front Pant

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00COK3JCA


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I think those are the ones I bought.  Lightweight, wrinkle-resistant, and comfortable.  Unfortunately, I got mine in a slim fit/tapered leg and I'm not completely satisfied with they way they lay over my shoes.  Oh well!  I got them at Kohls when they were having a decent sale on menswear.  They didn't have my size, so I had to order them online.
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